Dinner Out

Dinner Out: Devour’s Beyond Terroir Event

Dinner Out: Devour’s Beyond Terroir Event By Mika Francis Beyond Terroir, presented by Benjamin Bridge, Glooscap First Nation, and the Devour! Food Film Fest was a wonderful learning opportunity for all guests, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike. Beyond Terroir combined the creative culinary collaborations of Chef Blair Lebsack, Kevin Kossowan, and Chef Kari Rose Lameman of Potlotek First Nation, paired with delicious wines from Bejamin Bridge, and traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge of the land. Beyond Terroir consisted of four stops, each entailing a gourmet dish prepared with traditional Mi’kmaq foods paired with Benjamin Bridge wines and musts, and culturally-informative lessons on different…
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Dinner Out: Scott’s Top Devour! Picks

Dinner Out: Scott’s Top Devour! Picks By Scott Campbell It’s fall in the Valley and that means two things: Harvest and the Devour! Food Film Festival. And, although both are exciting and food-based, only one brings with it a buffet of mouthwatering servings of fresh feature films. As I excitedly pored over the film offerings this year I concluded, again, that I wanted to see them all. But, if you can only manage to squeeze a few into your schedule, here are some that I think look intriguing. Jiro Dreams of Sushi USA, 2011, 81 minutes Director David Gelb 85-year-old…
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Dinner out: The Library Pub

Dinner Out: The Library Pub By Scott Campbell I’ve re-discovered a dining gem. There are lots of great eating establishments in Wolfville but I’ve noticed lately that the Library Pub has been offering some new creative and delicious options on their menu. We popped in on Saturday and were, again, pleasantly surprised with the unique options that were available. I sat down and ordered a Caesar salad. Admittedly, a Caesar salad is not the most adventurous of menu choices, but if a restaurant can manage a really good Caesar salad then I find that often bodes well for the rest…
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Bessie North House Pig Roast

Bessie North House Pig Roast By Scott Campbell When my editor told me that she needed stories with a farm theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. Recently, as part of their thank you to their Kickstarter supporters, Dave Smart and his wife, Susan – co-owners of Bessie North House Farm and Restaurant – had a pig roast. This amazing new venture, located on Bessie North Road just outside of Canning, is already proving to be a successful restaurant with reservations for sold out nights well into the summer and fall, but let’s talk about the farm….
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Dinner Out: Unpredictable Dining by Tangled Garden

Dinner Out: Unpredictable Dining by Tangled Garden By Scott Campbell There is only one word to describe this dinner: magical. From the moment we left the parking lot and walked into the fairyland that is Tangled Garden, we were spellbound. We were greeted by one of our hosts, Lisa Boehme, as soon as we walked through the gate. She gave us a quick tour of the retail space and our “dining room” and then sent us off to explore the expansive and mystical gardens on our own. Before entering the rest of the garden we stopped and chatted with Alexandra,…
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Dinner Out: McGill’s Fabulous Flashback Dinner

Dinner Out: McGill’s Fabulous Flashback Dinner By Scott Campbell What an awesome trip back to the sixties and seventies with the fantastic crew at McGill’s in New Minas. This incredible idea for a themed dinner was done perfectly with the serving staff and the kitchen staff all wearing tie-dyed apparel. The cocktail menu for the evening evoked a lot of nostalgia for many of the diners. Original recipe Singapore slings were coming out on trays alongside the crowd favourite: “The Lost Annapolis.” The delicious drink has roots in Canada’s oldest settlement. You don’t get much more “retro” than that. But…
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Scott’s Top Devour Movie Picks

Scott’s Top Devour Movie Picks By Scott Campbell These are in no particular order and, other than The Hundred-Foot Journey, I’ve not seen any of these films. They made my list because of intriguing subject matter or a unique and enticing message that is being delivered. With the incredible Devour team hard at work all year and a bevy of incredible filmmakers, there really are no bad choices in any of the Devour Food Films. Here are the ones that I thought stood out for me: The Hundred-Foot Journey After a fatal tragedy, the Kadam family leaves India for a…
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Dinner Out: Campagnolo

Dinner Out: Campagnolo By Scott Campbell A few years ago, while attending the Devour Food Film Festival, I had the good fortune to be seated at a table with a couple from Toronto. I guess I should have known that when you’re seated at a table in Troy – A taste of the Mediterranean in the Heart of Wolfville – and being served food created by Calgary’s chef superstar, Connie DeSousa, great things are going to happen.  The couple seated with us was Nancy and Larry Miotto and we have remained great friends and Devour attendees ever since. So, this…
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Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni

Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni By Scott Campbell If you’ve read any of my articles before, you’ll know that I usually write about amazing culinary adventures I’ve had in restaurants here in the Valley and abroad. For this article I’m going to write about something a little different – I’m going to write about a meal I was invited to at a private home. After all, when Patrick Cantieni, an award-winning wine maker, invites you to dinner at his home and you happen to know his partner, Devon Koeller, is an accomplished cook in her own right,…
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Dinner Out: The New Naked Crepe

Dinner Out: The New Naked Crepe By Scott Campbell Even if you’re a resident or a frequent visitor to Wolfville you may not have noticed something pretty spectacular. The Naked Crepe has moved. It did not move far (next door actually), but what a difference a few meters can make for this Main Street restaurant. This new-and-improved Naked Crepe is awesome.  The square footage has been dramatically increased and the little Crepe Shop that Could… Did!! With nods to the old décor very evident – grey and lime colours – the design of the new restaurant has filled the space…
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